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A.H. Noyola

Bio: A.H. Noyola is an academic researcher from University of Texas at Austin. The author has contributed to research in topics: Harmonics & Total harmonic distortion. The author has an hindex of 3, co-authored 3 publications receiving 789 citations.

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TL;DR: Active power line conditioning (APLC) as mentioned in this paper is a line conditioning technique that can potentially correct network distortion caused by power electronic loads by injecting equal-but-opposite distortion at carefully selected points in a network.
Abstract: Active power-line conditioning (APLC) is a concept that can potentially correct network distortion caused by power electronic loads by injecting equal-but-opposite distortion at carefully selected points in a network. Results are presented of an extensive literary survey on the subject of APLCs. Thirty-seven key publications are identified and reviewed. Existing and proposed line-conditioning methodologies are compared, and a list of the advantages and limitations of each is presented. >

573 citations

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TL;DR: In this paper, the impact of voltage harmonics on a power system can be minimized by using active filters to inject distortion-canceling currents, but a network objective function must be specified before the optimum filter injection currents can be determined.
Abstract: The impact of voltage harmonics on a power system can be minimized by using active filters to inject distortion-canceling currents. However, a network objective function must be specified before the optimum filter injection currents can be determined. The authors illustrate the application of a distortion-minimizing procedure with each of the following four network correction strategies, total harmonic voltage distortion, telephone influence factor, motor load-loss function, and single-bus sine wave correction. It is also pointed out that, as with any active device, care must be taken when sitting and controlling an APLC (active power line conditioner) to ensure maximum improvement in network distortion. If a network approach is not used, a poorly located APLC could have an overall negative impact. >

137 citations

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TL;DR: In this article, the Fourier series of the optimum APLC injection current waveform was determined using nonlinear optimization theory and applied to a single-phase APLC in a balanced three-phase network.
Abstract: Active power line conditioner (APLC) is a type of active filter that compensates for power system waveform distortion The objective is to develop and illustrate a procedure for calculating the APLC injection current needed to minimize voltage harmonic distortion throughout a power network The procedure is intended for use with APLC frequency domain correction in networks that are experiencing periodic harmonic distortion The injection currents are determined using nonlinear optimization theory The chief contribution lies in developing a simple procedure for finding the Fourier series of the optimum APLC injection current waveform The procedure is intended to apply in any of the following situations: (1) one single-phase APLC in a single-phase network; (2) one single-phase APLC in a three-phase network; or (3) one three-phase APLC in a balanced three-phase network >

113 citations


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TL;DR: This paper presents a comprehensive review of active filter configurations, control strategies, selection of components, other related economic and technical considerations, and their selection for specific applications.
Abstract: Active filtering of electric power has now become a mature technology for harmonic and reactive power compensation in two-wire (single phase), three-wire (three phase without neutral), and four-wire (three phase with neutral) AC power networks with nonlinear loads. This paper presents a comprehensive review of active filter (AF) configurations, control strategies, selection of components, other related economic and technical considerations, and their selection for specific applications. It is aimed at providing a broad perspective on the status of AF technology to researchers and application engineers dealing with power quality issues. A list of more than 200 research publications on the subject is also appended for a quick reference.

2,311 citations

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TL;DR: In this article, the authors present the present status of active filters based on state-of-the-art power electronics technology, and their future prospects and directions toward the 21st Century, including the personal views and expectations of the author.
Abstract: Attention has been paid to active filters for power conditioning which provide the following multifunctions: reactive power compensation; harmonic compensation; flicker/imbalance compensation; and voltage regulation. Active filters in a range of 50 kVA-60 MVA have been practically installed in Japan. In the near future, the term "active filters" will have a much wider meaning than it did in the 1970s. For instance, active filters intended for harmonic solutions are expanding their functions from harmonic compensation of nonlinear loads into harmonic isolation between utilities and consumers, and harmonic damping throughout power distribution systems. This paper presents the present status of active filters based on state-of-the-art power electronics technology, and their future prospects and directions toward the 21st Century, including the personal views and expectations of the author.

1,700 citations

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TL;DR: This paper presents an exhaustive review of three-phase improved power quality AC-DC converters configurations, control strategies, selection of components, comparative factors, recent trends, their suitability, and selection for specific applications.
Abstract: Solid-state switch-mode rectification converters have reached a matured level for improving power quality in terms of power-factor correction (PFC), reduced total harmonic distortion at input AC mains and precisely regulated DC output in buck, boost, buck-boost and multilevel modes with unidirectional and bidirectional power flow. This paper deals with a comprehensive review of improved power quality converters (IPQCs) configurations, control approaches, design features, selection of components, other related considerations, and their suitability and selection for specific applications. It is targeted to provide a wide spectrum on the status of IPQC technology to researchers, designers and application engineers working on switched-mode AC-DC converters. A classified list of more than 450 research publications on the state of art of IPQC is also given for a quick reference.

1,691 citations

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05 Dec 2005
TL;DR: This paper deals with general pure active filters for power conditioning, and specific hybridactive filters for harmonic filtering of three-phase diode rectifiers.
Abstract: Unlike traditional passive harmonic filters, modern active harmonic filters have the following multiple functions: harmonic filtering, damping,isolation and termination, reactive-power control for power factor correction and voltage regulation, load balancing, voltage-flicker reduction, and/or their combinations. Significant cost reductions in both power semiconductor devices and signal processing devices have inspired manufactures to put active filters on the market. This paper deals with general pure active filters for power conditioning, and specific hybrid active filters for harmonic filtering of three-phase diode rectifiers.

954 citations

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01 Sep 2000
TL;DR: There has been considerable interest in the development and applications of active filters because of the increasing concern over power quality, at both distribution and consumer levels, and the need to control reactive power and voltage stability at transmission levels as mentioned in this paper.
Abstract: There has been considerable interest in the development and applications of active filters because of the increasing concern over power quality, at both distribution and consumer levels, and the need to control reactive power and voltage stability at transmission levels. The existing approaches are classified and assessed to provide a framework of references for both researchers in this field and for generators, suppliers and consumers of electrical power who are, or may be, concerned about the problems associated with power quality and are considering installing active filters for their particular sets of problems.

668 citations